Disappointed, Yes; Downcast, No!

Disappointed?  

The results of the election are not in.  States are still counting ballots.  The demonstrated disposition of the electorate is clear.  The frustrations and anxiety of black and brown people around police brutality, race relations, and inequity across the country is insignificant.  The sentiment that the economic turnaround can be achieved in the midst of a crippling pandemic seems naive.  Still, the results bear the fact that in spite of all of the exposed lies, the visible corruption, the restrained racist rhetoric, America still seems to cling to this warped president’s leadership.

Does it matter how many people died as a result of the pandemic, how divided we are as a nation or how angry his political adversaries are? The answer may be reflected in the result of the election and if the president loses, the result of several civil lawsuits and financial rulings against him.     Posturing and gamesmanship have brought us to this point with two daunting destinies pending: four more years of fascist inept administrative performance or a Biden presidency fraught with no majority in either the House or the Senate. 

Downcast?

Quiet down before God, be prayerful before him. Don’t bother with those who climb the ladder, who elbow their way to the top. Bridle your anger, trash your wrath, cool your pipes—it only makes things worse. Before long the crooks will be bankrupt; God-investors will soon own the store. Before you know it, the wicked will have had it; you’ll stare at his once famous place and—nothing!

Down-to-earth people will move in and take over, relishing a huge bonanza. Bad guys have it in for the good guys, obsessed with doing them in. But God isn’t losing any sleep; to him to him they’re a joke with no punch line.    [Psalm 37: 7-13 MSG.]  feel free to reflect on the whole Psalm!

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